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20.12.09

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Review+ Giveaway!!


Coconut oil is not just for cooking; you can use it for your hair! You'd only have to do a quick search of the Internet to find many coconut oil "recipes" for the hair. Two of my favorite hair sites, Long Hair Care Forum & The Anti-Hair Slave both boast the benefits of using coconut on hair. Here is more info from OrganicFacts.net:

"Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care."
source

So I figured I would try it out on my own hair. I currently switch back and forth between going natural (no longer getting a relaxer) and then giving up and simply "stretching" the time between my next relaxer. Regardless of what phase I'm in, I have new growth that needs special care. My new growth gets drier than the rest of my hair so I figured coconut oil could help me maintain it better and give it some moisture.

I've been using the coconut oil two ways.
  1. Applying it daily to dry hair.
  2. Applying it to my freshly shampooed hair, then mixing with conditioner. Put on a shower cap and let sit for 30 to 60 mins.
Both methods have been giving me good results but in different ways. For immediate results, option number 1 is the way to go. Immediately my hair was shiner and felt smoother. Coconut oil is a great daily moisturizer for hair in my opinion because it does not weigh my hair down. My hair is light and moves unlike when I use heavy hair grease or pomades.

Option number 2 is a great way to deep condition your hair and can be done with or without heat. Although coconut oil usually liquefies at temperatures above 78 degrees, I like to warm it in the microwave for less than 30 seconds. The warm oil feels great on my head and scalp. Then I put on my conditioner and shower cap. When its time to rinse my hair, it feels amazingly soft! After I blow dry my hair, it looks noticeably shinier than when I don't use coconut oil.

Coconut oil is amazing. Its natural and doesn't have any harmful ingredients that you cant pronounce. Its a great choice as far as money goes because you can buy a jar of coconut oil and it lasts a while. You can take some of it and put it in a spray bottle for your hair and then use the rest to cook with if you'd like.

So now that you've heard about coconut oil, wouldn't you like to try some? Tropical Traditions has offered to send one lucky reader some of their virgin coconut oil!

How to enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address.
  • Subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter and let me know you did in a comment on this post
  • Send me a tweet on Twitter that says "I want to win the Tropical Traditions coconut oil giveaway!
This contest will end on midnight CST December 26th. Good Luck!





Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

22 comments:

~Blissfully Irregular~ said...

I'm all for this, it sounds like it could help my problems. I've been told by a hair dresser that I have "thirsty hair" because it seems like my hair can't get enough moisture, also I have this weird thing where when I get stressed out my scalp itches like crazy.

So I subscribed (alike1990@yahoo.com) and about to twitter right now

ArtsyAndi said...

My hair has been so dull since the birth of my son... Id love to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

I used their coconut oil on my scalp the other night before bed. I have itchy scalp (goes along with thyroid) and it seemed to be decreased the next day. :)
sejotess@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to TT newsletter.

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot to leave my e-mail addy above:

'I subscribe to TT newsletter.
sejotess@yahoo.com

pish said...

I'm amazed by all the ways you can use virgin coconut oil!
Thanks for the chance to win : )
melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

pish said...

I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter
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pish said...

I'm following you on Twitter now - I'm "SaywardBC" on there. And I tweeted - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/7007086316
melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca
Thanks again!

Sherly said...

daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com
I would be delighted to win : )

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this coconut oil, I would love to try it on my hair, but know I would use it in my handmade soaps, lotions, and moisturizers! Coconut Oil is great for your skin too!
Thanks!
Angela
maggymaes@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to the newsletter and follow on twitter also!
Thanks again!
Angela
maggymaes@gmail.com

All Women Stalker said...

Wow! This treats dandruff as well? Cool! I should get myself one!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance. Here's my email address.

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I sent you a tweet

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/7044140645

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

ms mel said...

they have some nice products which i would love to try -- thank you for the chance!

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ms mel said...

i subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

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Attila & Tamara said...

I would love to try some Coconut Oil! I've heard such wonderful things about it!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I Subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

Sent you a tweet!

(@szogediek)

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

I subscribe to the newsletter, but I am not on Twitter. energyclarity@gmail.com

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